The Poland My First Choice scholarship programme aims to encourage young talented people from the countries listed below to pursue studies at the best Polish HEIs.

The Programme offers an opportunity to pursue full-time second-cycle studies at public and private HEIs on all fields of study offered by institutions offering education at highest level – i.e. those classified to the A and A+ category under the latest parametric evaluation – subordinate to the Minister of Science and Higher Education, with a monthly NAWA scholarship amounting to PLN 2,000 (ca. EUR 460) to cover the living allowance during the period of education in Poland specified in the Regulations. In the case of public HEIs, the Programme also offers an exemption from education fees. The Programme provides the participants with an opportunity to study in Polish or in another language. The Applicants select HEIs and fields of study in which they want to enrol based on the educational offer of Polish higher education institutions and apply for the curriculum of their choice. Final decisions regarding admissions of Applicants and financial conditions of education shall be made by HEIs.

The scholarship offer is addressed to foreigners – the citizens of the following countries:

Australia

the Netherlands

New Zealand

Austria

Ireland

Portugal

Belgium

Iceland

Romania

Bulgaria

Israel

Singapore

Croatia

Japan

Slovakia

Chile

Canada

Slovenia

Cyprus

Republic of Korea

Switzerland

the Czech Republic

Liechtenstein

Sweden

Denmark

Lithuania

Uruguay

Estonia

Luxembourg

USA

Finland

Latvia

Hungary

France

Malta

Italy

Greece

Germany

the United Kingdom

Spain

Norway

 

as well as to Chinese citizens residing in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

The Programme does not provide for a call for applications for fields of study offered by HEIs supervised by other ministries.

The Programme is planned to be implemented as part of a non-competition project under the Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development, co-financed from the European Social Fund.

 

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